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Souter lighthouse

Address: Souter Lighthouse Souter Lighthouse, Coast Road, Whitburn, South Shields, SR6 7NH ..., South Shields, England
+44 191 529 3161
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Very poor

Charged £4.60 for an Earl Grey tea and a weak black coffee. That's £2.20 for the tea, despite the... read more

Reviewed today
Paul M
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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Very informative with excellent views along the coast

Fascinating restoration of a historical site. Well worth visiting to see how lighthouse keepers... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Calderbank
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Address: Souter Lighthouse Souter Lighthouse, Coast Road, Whitburn, South Shields, SR6 7NH ..., South Shields, England
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+44 191 529 3161
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"keepers cottage"
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"climbing frame"
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"views are amazing"
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"pit village"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Charged £4.60 for an Earl Grey tea and a weak black coffee. That's £2.20 for the tea, despite the menu saying £2.00. The tea was served as a tea bag in a cup, and they had no lemon. For £2.20, I would expect a properly...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fascinating restoration of a historical site. Well worth visiting to see how lighthouse keepers lived and worked

Thank Calderbank
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited recently on a bank Holiday, after having not visited for several years. It is an interesting and picturesque spot to visit for a short period of time, however certainly not an all day attraction. I found the entry prices by The National Trust...More

Thank Victoria N
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Visited on the last Sunday of the school holidays and found it was not too busy. Really interesting seeing the living accommodation and equipment that makes these places work. We even ventured the many spiral stairs and then the near vertical ladder to the top...More

Thank EborWarwickshire_UK
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely little National Trust owned lighthouse. The kids loved being able to climb the steep tower to the top to see the light. Great cafe and coastal walk too - ideal to pass an hour or two. Lovely staff, most of whom I’m guessing are...More

Thank HB199
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

I only had a pot of tea, which they were happy to serve as a pot of hot water, with separate milk jug. Very enjoyable. The cakes looked interesting, but I was saving myself for a meal after the walk and just a little expensive...More

Thank cc351
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

We always stop here when walking along our beautiful coastline. It's a great place for children to play and couples to relax.It also offers the opportunity to know it's history and it was at one point on most hunted.Drinks and food reasonably priced.Definitely a must...More

Thank Gail M
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

I was born in the coastal area and am well versed with the lighthouse area, the reception and knowledge imparted to visitors is second to none and I have travelled to a great many NT sites. My problem was after taking relations there is this...More

Thank tynesalmon
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Visited with friends on a very cold frosty day. The view to the lighthouse and coast was lovely, but we didn't go inside. Would love to return on a warmer day for another visit.

Thank Pam D
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Great lighthouse with a good view. We went to the top of the lighthouse and we were lucky enough to have 2 gentlemen explain about the workings of the light and spin it for us. You can also take a look at a preserved keepers...More

Thank Janet D
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kw015
15 May 2018|
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Response from tynesalmon | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is disabled accessible with slopes instead of steps from adjacent car park to the south of light house , the cafe is easily entered with a wheel chair
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alijones60
16 August 2017|
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Response from TheUKwanderer | Reviewed this property |
Hi You do pay and display for the car park unless you are a National Trust member and are displaying the correct colour sticker in the car window in which case it's free. Hope this helps.
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Dom T
7 May 2016|
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Response from bryanjustin | Reviewed this property |
No dogs, narrow entrance and staircase.
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